Antonio Conte might be set to bring Harry Winks back into Tottenham Hotspur’s first XI, writes the HITC.
Spurs are home to Leeds United on Sunday and Conte has a selection dilemma for his first home Premier League game.
Oliver Skipp is ineligible to face the Whites due to suspension.
And Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg sat out Denmark’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland on Monday night with injury.
If Hojbjerg is unavailable for the new Spurs boss then it’s very possible that Conte brings Winks back into a starting lineup.
The 25-year-old midfielder would’ve been as happy as any Lilywhites player to see the back of Nuno Espirito Santo.
That’s because Nuno had exiled Winks from entire squads toward the end of his reign in North London.
But under Conte, there’s slow signs of progress.
He played in the Italian’s coronation against Vitesse in the Europa Conference League and then earned a spot on the bench away at Everton a few days later.
But with Skipp out and Hojbjerg potentially also sidelined, the former Inter and Chelsea boss could well turn to the England international – who has 10 caps to his name – on Sunday.
And given where Winks was only a few short weeks ago, it’s a massive chance and one he must take advantage of.
This is a player who Tottenham as a whole think fondly of, evident by Daniel Levy’s £40 million valuation in September.
That price-tag was laughed off at the time but Sunday might be a chance for Winks to prove that it isn’t so silly.